London's Lucky Cat restaurant is not meant to be Instagrammed - architecture and design

London's Lucky Cat restaurant is not meant to be Instagrammed



Design studio AfroditiKrassa "deliberately went dark" to create the anti-Instagrammable interiors of central London's Lucky Cat restaurant, which almost exclusively features jet-black surfaces.

Situated in the affluent neighbourhood of Mayfair, Lucky Cat is owned by British chef Gordon Ramsay and offers a menu of Asian-inspired small plates and sushi.
The restaurant ? which was designed by London studio AfroditiKrassa ? is decked out in an array of moody tones, in a bid to ditch the typically colour-saturated aesthetic of dining spots seen on photo-sharing app Instagram.

"We tried to work with materials and colours that are subtle and classic, not too shouty ? I worry about short-term tactics, everything ends up looking the same," the studio's founder, Afroditi Krassa, told Dezeen. "How many times do you visit a place because it looks great in a picture but disappoints in real life""

To achieve this shadowy aesthetic the studio looked to Japanese kissas ? underground jazz cafes which sprung up around Tokyo in the 1930s, where locals would listen to music while enjoying food and cocktails.
"They were bold, atmospheric and nocturnal type of places where you would go to let your hair down and experiment with new, fun things," said Krassa.
"The story of the kissas really described the emotion that the food evoked as well as the ambience we wanted to achieve; considered but not formal, vibrant but not gimmicky ? urban, youthfu...
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